CANAJOHARIE — Several weapons were stolen from McCarthy Guns during an early-morning break-in Tuesday.
An person wearing a black hoodie with writing on the sleeves and football cleats was captured by a surveillance camera inside the store at 4:30 a.m.
An image of that person has being circulated via the Canajoharie Police Department’s social media.
The thief broke in by “forcing the front door,” according to Canajoharie Police Chief Bryan MacFadden. The glass door was broken in the process. A photo of the door was shared on Facebook by McCarthy Guns.
MacFadden noted that nothing was stolen aside from weapons, though he said he is unable to release information regarding exactly what items were taken. “Our fear is that undocumented guns could end up in the hands of criminals to do criminal enterprises,” he said. “We’ve been working with other agencies in the area getting more information on any leads.”
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department “has been very helpful,” according to MacFadden.
Montgomery County Sheriff Jeff Smith commented, “We’re working in support of the Canajoharie Police Department and trying to help with anything they might need.”
MacFadden said his department also called in resources from several divisions of the New York State Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
McCarthy Guns owner Tom McCarthy said he was told by police not to comment on the robbery
On the store’s Facebook page Tuesday McCarthy commented, “The person who did this walked from the New York State Thruway and walked back to the Thruway. If anyone was driving the NYS Thruway this morning, passing by Canajoharie and saw a vehicle or persons on the side of the Thruway between 4:15 and 4:45 a.m., please contact” police. Anyone with information may contact the Canajoharie Police Department at (518) 673-3111 or the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department at (518) 853-5500.
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